• INDEPENDENCE DAY – July 4

    INDEPENDENCE DAY | JULY 4

    Each year on July 4th, the United States celebrates Independence Day. This federal holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. 

    #IndependenceDay #4thOfJuly 

    For nearly 250 years, the country has been celebrating a day in history that inspires us still today. On July 4th, communities host speeches and ceremonies across the nation. Across the country, people crowd cities for parades and festivals. Cities deck the streets in red, white, and blue bunting and flags.

    Families and friends also gather for some of the most mouthwatering food – large picnics and barbecues, local fairs provide a taste of culture and mom’s home cooking, too. With so many converging on their hometowns, family and school reunions take place.

    Fire Works

    Before the day is over, many communities hold spectacular fireworks displays re-enacting moments of victory. Patriotic music accompanies the performance while spectators view the show from blankets strewn along capital lawns or from boats floating in bays. Whether our National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” or “God Bless America,” many will sing along. In some locations, music will be played by a live orchestra or band, while in other areas it’s pre-recorded. Some of the most popular on the playlist are “America the Beautiful,” “My Country, Tis of Thee,” “This Land Is Your Land,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “God Bless the U.S.A.,” “Yankee Doodle” and “Dixie.”

    In some parts of the country, people will shoot their own fireworks while children delight in the bright colors and sparklers. They roast marshmallows and make s’ mores.

    HOW TO OBSERVE INDEPENDENCE DAY

    Spend the day celebrating independence. Attend local events or travel the nation to see friends and relatives.

    • At noon, a “Salute to the Union” is fired, each July 4th, by any capable military base. This is a salute of one gun for each state in the United States. 
    • In 2009, New York City hosted the largest fireworks display in the country. 
    • Held since 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, is the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States. 

    Share your celebrations using #IndependenceDay, #July4th, #4thOfJuly, FourthOfJuly on social media.

    INDEPENDENCE DAY HISTORY

    July 4th
    • 1777 – The First Anniversary – Bristol, Rhode Island, fired thirteen gunshots in salute: once in the morning and once again in the evening. Philadelphia hosted an official dinner for the Continental Congress. There were also toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships were decorated with red, white, and blue bunting.
    • 1778 – General George Washington gave his soldiers a double ration of rum and an artillery salute. On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin hosted a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.
    • 1779 –  Since the holiday fell on a Sunday, celebrations were held on Monday, July 5th.
    • 1781 – The Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4th as a state celebration.
    • 1783 – Moravians in Salem, North Carolina, celebrated with a challenging music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter. The work was titled “The Psalm of Joy.”
    • 1791 – The first recorded use of the name “Independence Day” occurred.
    • 1820 –  Eastport Main held the first Fourth of July celebration, and it remains the largest in the state.
    • 1870 – The United States Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.
    • 1938 – The United States Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.

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  • June, 17, 2021 – NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY – GLOBAL GARBAGE MAN DAY – NATIONAL MASCOT DAY – NATIONAL CAREER NURSE ASSISTANTS’ DAY – NATIONAL APPLE STRUDEL DAY – NATIONAL CHERRY TART DAY – NATIONAL STEWART’S ROOT BEER DAY

    JUNE 17, 2021 | NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY | GLOBAL GARBAGE MAN DAY | NATIONAL MASCOT DAY | NATIONAL CAREER NURSE ASSISTANTS’ DAY | NATIONAL APPLE STRUDEL DAY | NATIONAL CHERRY TART DAY | NATIONAL STEWART’S ROOT BEER DAY

    NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY

    National Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17th falls in the middle of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month. Today’s celebration is one more opportunity to remind everyone to continue with this part of a healthy diet.

    Vegetables are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. 

    As part of the main meal or as a snack, vegetables can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Of course, each vegetable has its own nutritional content. Generally, they contain a little protein or fat and varying proportions of vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6, provitamins, dietary minerals, and carbohydrates. Interestingly, they also contain a variety of other phytochemicals, some of which have antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anticarcinogenic properties. In addition, many vegetables also contain fiber, which is important for gastrointestinal function. Another benefit is the essential nutrients that vegetables contain that are necessary for healthy hair and skin.

    When eating a diet consisting of the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, it may help lower the risk of heart diseases and type 2 diabetes. These diets may also help to decrease bone loss and protect against some cancers. In addition, the potassium provided may help prevent the formation of kidney stones.

    It is recommended by the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans to consume 3 to 5 servings of vegetables per day. However, this recommendation may vary depending on age and gender. For example, one serving of vegetables is equivalent of 1/2 to 1 cup and can be eaten either raw or cooked.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #EatYourVegetablesDay

    Make sure you consume your recommended daily allowance of vegetables. What creative ways can you incorporate more vegetables into your diet? We compiled a few suggestions:

    • Add veggies to your breakfast. Whether mixing spinach into your eggs or swapping out that muffin for a smoothie, you can get at least one serving in the morning.
    • Skip the candy bar when you’re craving a snack. Instead, have some carrots, kohlrabi, or other fresh veggies to munch on.
    • Another great snack is veggie chips. They not only reduce calories and fats, but they taste great, too.
    • Swap out the French fries for a side salad at lunch or supper. If you’re having a baked potato, choose a sweet potato instead. 

    Use #EatYourVegetablesDay on social media.

    NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY HISTORY

    National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this delicious food holiday. Are you looking for more servings of fruits and vegetable celebrations? We have more!

    • Fresh Fruit and Veggies Month
    • Caesar Salad Day
    • National Picnic Month
    • Watermelon Day
    • National Produce Misting Day
    • National Asparagus Month

      Global Garbage Man Day - June 17

      GLOBAL GARBAGE MAN DAY

      On June 17th during Global Garbage Man Day, the world takes time to recognize the dedicated efforts of the men and women who keep our communities clean.

      We describe the experts who collect the garbage, recyclables, and castoffs from our homes and neighborhoods by several names. Whether they are sanitation specialists or waste management professionals, we appreciate their arrival on a regularly scheduled basis.

      The role of waste management goes far beyond garbage collection. In fact, waste management provides a variety of services and programs designed to protect and reduce the impact we have on our environment. Today’s observance also celebrates the great strides the industry and experts are taking to make a better world for all of us.

       

      HOW TO OBSERVE #GarbageManDay

      Thank your garbage men and women. You can also take part in your local recycling programs. Learn more about your community’s sanitation needs and find out how the system works. When you have unusually large amounts of garbage to be picked up, meet the workers at the curb and give them a hand loading the items. Use #GarbageManDay to share on social media.

      GLOBAL GARBAGE MAN DAY HISTORY

      National Garbage Man Day

      John D. Arwood founded National Garbage Man Day in 2011 to honor the men and women who work hard in the industry to keep communities safe and clean. Recognizing efforts around the world, the celebration became Global Garbage Man Day.

      There are many more appreciation days on the calendar. Check these out:

      • Logistics Day
      • Professional House Cleaners Day
      • National Rehabilitation Awareness Week
      • Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
      • Pride In Food Serice Week
      • Vet Girls RISE Day
      • National Teacher Appreciation Week

         

      • National Mascot Day - June 17

        NATIONAL MASCOT DAY

        Recognizing the luck they bring to teams, franchises, and more, National Mascot Day celebrates these iconic figures on June 17th each year.

        Mascots have been around for over 130 years. We derive the term mascot from the French word La Mascotte. A mascotte is considered a woman or girl with mystic powers and the ability to bring good luck. In the French opera by the same name, the character is a farm girl. The opera opened Paris in 1880, followed by additional productions across Europe.

        A November 11, 1882 sports article in the London new paper, The Era, reported a football match between Middlesborough Association and a newly formed team called La Mascotte. One player, Mr. W.E. Gregory, dressed up in costume. The article doesn’t describe the player’s attire, but it does mention he earned a nickname from the female members of the crowd. The article also praises Gregory for his play on the field. Was he the first sports mascot?

        Well, sports are full of good luck charms, jinxes and ritual. In the United States, the first mention of sports mascot shows up in baseball in 1883. According to The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, a boy working for the team named “Chic” earned a reputation of bringing good luck to the players.

        These days, mascots come in an array of costumes and characters. Not only do they stir up the fan base, but they also entertain. Other mascots educate and help us find our favorite places. Whether they teach us about forest fires or welcome us to our favorite restaurants, mascots fill the American landscape.

        HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMascotDay

        Celebrate the day by posting photos with your favorite mascots. Give them a shout out on social media or watch videos of your mascots in action. While you’re celebrating, check out these great stories about mascots:

        • Watch the series Behind the Mask to learn about the life of a mascot.
        • Read The Handbook of Mascots & Nicknames by Peter J. Fournier.
        • Explore the mascots inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Indiana.

        However you celebrate, be sure to use #NationalMascotDay to post on social media.

        NATIONAL MASCOT DAY HISTORY

        National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this sporting holiday. However, it has been observed since at least 2016, recognizing the importance of mascots and the enthusiasm they bring to every event.

        NATIONAL CAREER NURSE ASSISTANTS’ DAY

        Every year, on the first day of National Nursing Assistants’ Week, we observe National Career Nurse Assistants’ Day. On this day, we recognize all nursing assistants who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others, whether it’s been 5 years or 58 years of service.

        Nursing assistants work in hospitals and nursing homes alike, performing everyday living tasks for the elderly, chronically ill, or rehabilitation patients who cannot care for themselves. Of course, nursing assistants require in-depth training to gain the necessary qualifications to cover a wide scope of responsibilities. The American Red Cross, as well as other providers, provide classes to study for nursing assistants. Although states may distribute CNA certification exams, their certification follows a standard set of qualifications created by the government. 

        Career Nursing Assistants also play a host of roles in the lives of residents in nursing homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Amazingly, they often assist people to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, a CNA provides essential support for patient needs. This includes promoting mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being, too. 

        HOW TO OBSERVE #CareerNurseAssistantsDay

        Take time to thank a CNA for the care they provide by leaving them a thank you note. Whether it’s in a nursing home, in-home care, or another facility, a CNA commits to provide quality care for the elderly. Of course, there are other ways to express your appreciation. Some of these ideas include:

        • Giving a gift card to a local coffee shop. 
        • Delivering a fruit basket. 
        • Making homemade cookies or other treats. 
        • Giving a word of praise to their administration.

         Use #CareerNurseAssistantsDay to share on social media.  

        NATIONAL CAREER NURSE ASSISTANTS’ DAY HISTORY

        National Network of Career Nursing Assistants sponsors National Career Nurse Assistants Day, respectively. Since 1977, they promote National Nursing Assistants Training Week by encouraging communities to show support and appreciation to the professionals who provide quality elderly care. 

        NATIONAL APPLE STRUDEL DAY

        On June 17th get whirled up in pastry dough, apples and spices and celebrate National Apple Strudel Day. In German, the word strudel means whirlpool or eddy. This tasty dessert is perfectly described by its German language as the sweet mixture of fruit, sugar, spices, and layers of thin dough rolled together and baked. The result is a bubbling, flaky treat.

        As a breakfast item or dessert, apple strudel goes well with coffee and tea. Consider adding it to a brunch or bake ahead for guests. Often served at bakeries and coffee shops, strudel can also be a savory dish.

        HOW TO OBSERVE #AppleStrudelDay

        Visit your favorite bakery for a slice of apple strudel. You can also pick up a whole strudel and share it with friends. Consider making your own strudel with this apple strudel recipe. Be sure to give your bakery or your favorite baker a shout out, too. Other great ways to celebrate the day include:

        • Adding a dollop of whipped create to your apple strudel.
        • Dusting confectioner’s sugar over a fresh-baked apple strudel.
        • Adding a scoop of ice cream to your apple strudel.
        • Surprising a friend with apple strudel.

        Use #AppleStrudelDay on social media.

        NATIONAL APPLE STRUDEL DAY HISTORY

        National Day calendar is researching the origins of this pastry holiday.

        NATIONAL CHERRY TART DAY

        National Cherry Tart Day is a tart dispute. While usually observed on June 17th, it is also suggested that June 18th and 21st are also the days for this unofficial food holiday. To be on the safe side, make three.

        Now, if you are looking for a cherry pie, we’ve blown the top off that day. Or rather, it’s been left off entirely. A tart has a shallow crust, and the filling can be sweet or savory. On June 17th (18th or 21st), the choice is a sweet and lip-smacking cherry filling!

        As with apples, eat the sweetest cherries fresh. Use those sour cherries and sweeten them up with some sugar to make a delicious, crowd-pleasing tart.

        HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCherryTartDay

        We have you covered if you are taking part in all three days. Check out these delicious recipes:

        Fresh Cherry Tart
        Cherry Tarts
        Tart Cherry Tartlets

        Use #NationalCherryTartDay to share on social media.

        NATIONAL CHERRY TART DAY HISTORY

        National Day Calendar is researching the origins of the sweet holiday. For the love of cherries, we have even more to celebrate:

        • Cherry Pie Day
        • Great American Pies Month
        • Cherry Cobbler Day
        • Rainier Cherry Day
        • Cherry Turnover Day
        • Cherries Jubilee Day

          NATIONAL STEWART’S ROOT BEER DAY

          For many years now, June 17th has the distinction of being National Stewart’s Root Beer Day. Celebrating this holiday each year is easy, just gather some friends and some of Stewart’s Root Beer and enjoy! 

          Originating in 1924 in Mansfield, Ohio, Stewart’s Fountain Classics were a brand of old-fashioned fountain sodas. They are a brand of premium soft drinks made in the United States. Founded by Frank Stewart, he set up his first drive-in root beer stand to supplement his income as a school teacher.

          Commercial root beer production in the United States has been around since 1875. Producers traditionally use molasses and elements of sassafras as the main ingredients. Today, over 100 brands of root beer are produced with a range of flavors. Some add extra punches of vanilla while others lean on the caramel flavors. Some have a bitter bite while others are smooth from start to finish. 

          HOW TO OBSERVE #StewartsRootBeerDay

          Pour yourself a frosty root beer. All you need to do is stock up on some Stewart’s Root Beer right here. You can enjoy it as a float or on its own. Buy a drink for one of your favorite people, too. You can get gift cards to give to your sanitation workers for Global Garbage Man Day or another service worker. Another delicious way to celebrate the day is by making this Root Beer Cake. Root beer also adds flavor to savory dishes such as pulled pork, meatballs, and pork n’ beans.

          What tasty ways do you use root beer in the kitchen? Let us know by using #StewartsRootBeerDay to share on social media.

          If you like National Stewart’s Root Beer Day, be sure to check out National Root Beer Float Day and National Ice Cream Soda Day, too!

          NATIONAL STEWART’S ROOT BEER DAY HISTORY

          National Day Calendar is researching the source of this sassafrass based holiday. For more information on Stewart’s Root Beer, visit their history page

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    Recipe of the Day

    Old Fashioned Ice Cream
    Prep:  10 minutes
    Cook:  10 minutes
    Total Prep:  20 minutes
    Servings:  4 servings; yields 1 quart

    Ingredients:

    4 egg yolks
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 cup whole milk
    1 cup heavy cream
    2 teaspoons vanilla

    Instructions:

    In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar over medium heat. Stir to a light yellow and well combined.

    In a separate small pan add milk and warm over medium-low heat, until it begins to simmer. Do not stir.

    Slowly add milk to egg and sugar mixture, stirring continuously.

    Return to heat and bring to 165 degrees. Do not allow to boil.

    Immediately remove from the heat.

    Pour into airtight container and chill.

    Once thoroughly chilled, stir in heavy cream and vanilla extract.

    Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.

    June 17th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

    1928

    As a passenger aboard a plane flown by Wilmer Shultz, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

    1942

    Yank magazine publishes the first G.I. Joe cartoon. Created by comic strip artist and former Army Sergeant David Breger, G.I. Joe became a permanent part of Americana.

    1950

    Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney transplant at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Even though the patient’s body rejected the kidney 53 days later, Ruth Tucker would live another five years.

    1972

    Five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters. The break-in and their subsequent arrest sparked the Watergate scandal. President Richard Nixon would resign the presidency two years later.

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    June 17th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

    Susan La Flesche Picotte – 1865

    Susan La Flesche Picotte attended Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1889, she became the first Native American woman to receive a medical degree.

    James Weldon Johnson – 1871

    A civil rights activist and composer, James Weldon Johnson became United States consul to Puerto Cabello in Venezuela under President Theodore Roosevelt. He is also noted for composing the song  Lift Every Voice and Sing.

    Ruth Wakefield – 1903

    The American baker would become a legendary name in the world of baking. In 1937, she added semi-sweet chocolate to a chocolate cookie recipe instead of baker’s chocolate. The delicious result was the chocolate chip cookie!

    Art Bell – 1945

    Broadcaster and founder of the radio program Coast to Coast AM syndicated, Art Bell focused on the unusual, conspiracies and extraterrestrials. His program lives on with new hosts and new unexplained phenomenon.

  • NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL CHIANTI DAY – First Friday in September

    National Chianti Day - First Friday in September

    NATIONAL CHIANTI DAY

    The first Friday in September each year ushers in a celebration worthy of a toast. National Chianti Day recognizes the most-recognized red wines from the Tuscany region of Italy.

    Always leading with the Sangiovese grape, the ruby red wine is famous throughout the world, and Chianti Classico is represented by the iconic Gallo Nero logo, which is a black rooster inside a red circle. While Chianti is most associated with Tuscany, the smaller Chianti Classico region, located between Florence in the north and Siena in the south, is the historical heartland and most-respected area for red wines.

    As essential to Italian cuisine as olive oil, Chianti Classico is a dry red wine that is medium to full-bodied. It shows red cherry and herbaceous notes, making it flexible with many cuisines and pairing particularly well with robust dishes like barbeque and grilled meats. And because Chianti Classico is the authentic taste of Tuscany and the ultimate expression of the region, the wines have a natural affinity to Italian dishes like pasta carbonara or pizza.

    For a more savory and earthy expression, look for the word Riserva. Chianti Classico Riserva demands that the wine is aged an additional two years and will develop subtle notes of balsamic and espresso notes during that time. These hedonistic wines work brilliantly with stews and braised dishes.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalChiantiDay

    Pick up a bottle of Chianti Classico to serve with dinner. To really elevate your meal, consider an aged bottle of Chianti Classico Riserva. While you’re exploring the wine aisle, be sure to plan your meal. May we suggest a charcuterie board with a selection of Italian meats and cheeses? Chianti Classico will also go well with a thick-cut porterhouse steak. But don’t stop there. The tangy acidity of Chianti Classico cuts through the richness on your plate, so explore all the ways this Italian wine complements a meal.

    While you enjoy your wine, be sure to share your favorite pairings by using #NationalChiantiDay on social media.

    NATIONAL CHIANTI DAY HISTORY

    Santa Margharita USA founded National Chianti Day to honor our Chianti Classico Riserva, a wine that embodies the traditions of Tuscany and the Chianti Classico region. Our Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva is from a single vineyard called Salcentino located just outside of the town of Panzano. Dry, rich, and rewarding, the wine has complex aromas of red cherries and plums with a palate that unfolds to berry fruits and licorice, framed by light toasty notes of oak and finishes with a firm structure.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Chianti Day to be observed on the first Friday in September, annually.

    About Santa Margherita USA

    Santa Margherita USA is a fine wine import company representing premium and ultra-premium wine estates from Italy. Since our founding in 1935, Count Gaetano Marzotto dedicated his life to establishing Santa Margherita and its estates as one of the leading ambassadors of Italian wine excellence around the world. With the establishment of Santa Margherita USA in 2016, we proudly carry on his vision in the United States.

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    4 September 2020
    3 September 2021
    2 September 2022
    1 September 2023
    6 September 2024
    5 September 2025
    4 September 2026
    3 September 2027
    1 September 2028
    7 September 2029
    4 September 2030

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  • MEDIA ALERT | NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL CHIANTI DAY – First Friday in September

    National Chianti Day - First Friday in September

    NATIONAL CHIANTI DAY

    The first Friday in September each year ushers in a celebration worthy of a toast. National Chianti Day recognizes the most-recognized red wines from the Tuscany region of Italy.

    Always leading with the Sangiovese grape, the ruby red wine is famous throughout the world, and Chianti Classico is represented by the iconic Gallo Nero logo, which is a black rooster inside a red circle. While Chianti is most associated with Tuscany, the smaller Chianti Classico region, located between Florence in the north and Siena in the south, is the historical heartland and most-respected area for red wines.

    As essential to Italian cuisine as olive oil, Chianti Classico is a dry red wine that is medium to full-bodied. It shows red cherry and herbaceous notes, making it flexible with many cuisines and pairing particularly well with robust dishes like barbeque and grilled meats. And because Chianti Classico is the authentic taste of Tuscany and the ultimate expression of the region, the wines have a natural affinity to Italian dishes like pasta carbonara or pizza.

    For a more savory and earthy expression, look for the word Riserva. Chianti Classico Riserva demands that the wine is aged an additional two years and will develop subtle notes of balsamic and espresso notes during that time. These hedonistic wines work brilliantly with stews and braised dishes.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalChiantiDay

    Pick up a bottle of Chianti Classico to serve with dinner. To really elevate your meal, consider an aged bottle of Chianti Classico Riserva. While you’re exploring the wine aisle, be sure to plan your meal. May we suggest a charcuterie board with a selection of Italian meats and cheeses? Chianti Classico will also go well with a thick-cut porterhouse steak. But don’t stop there. The tangy acidity of Chianti Classico cuts through the richness on your plate, so explore all the ways this Italian wine complements a meal.

    While you enjoy your wine, be sure to share your favorite pairings by using #NationalChiantiDay on social media.

    NATIONAL CHIANTI DAY HISTORY

    Santa Margharita USA founded National Chianti Day to honor our Chianti Classico Riserva, a wine that embodies the traditions of Tuscany and the Chianti Classico region. Our Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva is from a single vineyard called Salcentino located just outside of the town of Panzano. Dry, rich, and rewarding, the wine has complex aromas of red cherries and plums with a palate that unfolds to berry fruits and licorice, framed by light toasty notes of oak and finishes with a firm structure.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Chianti Day to be observed on the first Friday in September, annually.

    About Santa Margharita USA

    Santa Margherita USA is a fine wine import company representing premium and ultra-premium wine estates from Italy. Since our founding in 1935, Count Gaetano Marzotto dedicated his life to establishing Santa Margherita and its estates as one of the leading ambassadors of Italian wine excellence around the world. With the establishment of Santa Margherita USA in 2016, we proudly carry on his vision in the United States.

    DATES
    4 September 2020
    3 September 2021
    2 September 2022
    1 September 2023
    6 September 2024
    5 September 2025
    4 September 2026
    3 September 2027
    1 September 2028
    7 September 2029
    4 September 2030

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  • NATIONAL CHIANTI DAY – First Friday in September

    NATIONAL CHIANTI DAY | FIRST FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER

    The first Friday in September each year ushers in a celebration worthy of a toast. National Chianti Day recognizes the most-recognized red wines from the Tuscany region of Italy.

    #NationalChiantiDay

    Always leading with the Sangiovese grape, the ruby red wine is famous worldwide. The iconic Gallo Nero log and a black rooster inside a red circle represent Chianti Classico. While Chianti is most associated with Tuscany, the smaller Chianti Classico region, located between Florence in the north and Siena in the south, is the historical heartland and most-respected area for red wines.

    As essential to Italian cuisine as olive oil, Chianti Classico is a dry red wine that is medium to full-bodied. It shows red cherry and herbaceous notes, making it flexible with many cuisines and pairing particularly well with robust dishes like barbeque and grilled meats. And because Chianti Classico is the authentic taste of Tuscany and the ultimate expression of the region, the wines have a natural affinity to Italian dishes like pasta, carbonara, or pizza.

    For a more savory and earthy expression, look for the word Riserva. Chianti Classico Riserva demands that the wine be aged an additional two years and will develop subtle balsamic and espresso notes during that time. These hedonistic wines work brilliantly with stews and braised dishes.

    HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL CHIANTI DAY

    Pick up a bottle of Chianti Classico to serve with dinner. To elevate your meal, consider an aged bottle of Chianti Classico Riserva. While exploring the wine aisle, be sure to plan your meal. May we suggest a charcuterie board with a selection of Italian meats and cheeses? Chianti Classico will also go well with a thick-cut porterhouse steak. But don’t stop there. The tangy acidity of Chianti Classico cuts through the richness on your plate, so explore all the ways this Italian wine complements a meal.

    While you enjoy your wine, be sure to share your favorite pairings by using #NationalChiantiDay on social media.

    NATIONAL CHIANTI DAY HISTORY

    Santa Margherita USA founded National Chianti Day to honor our Chianti Classico Riserva, a wine that embodies the traditions of Tuscany and the Chianti Classico region. Our Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva is from a single vineyard called Salcentino located just outside of the town of Panzano. Dry, rich, and rewarding, the wine has complex aromas of red cherries and plums with a palate that unfolds to berry fruits and licorice, framed by light toasty notes of oak and finishes with a firm structure.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Chianti Day to be observed on the first Friday in September, annually.

    About Santa Margherita USA

    Santa Margherita USA is a fine wine import company representing premium and ultra-premium wine estates from Italy. Since our founding in 1935, Count Gaetano Marzotto dedicated his life to establishing Santa Margherita and its estates as one of the leading ambassadors of Italian wine excellence worldwide. With the establishment of Santa Margherita USA in 2016, we proudly carry on his vision in the United States.

    DATES:
    2 September 2022
    1 September 2023
    6 September 2024
    5 September 2025
    4 September 2026
    3 September 2027
    1 September 2028
    7 September 2029
    4 September 2030

    Chianti FAQ

    Q. What does it mean to let a wine breathe?
    A. Letting wine breathe exposes the wine to the air after opening the bottle and before enjoying it. Exposure to the air enhances the wine’s qualities. The type of wine will determine how long you should let it breathe, too. If you’re in a hurry, a decanter speeds up the process by aerating the wine. Decanting is probably more beneficial than just opening the bottle and letting it sit.

    Q. Do I need to let Chianti breathe?
    A. Yes, Chianti is a wine that benefits from aeration.

    Q. Does chianti need to be served chilled?
    A. Yes, but only slightly. Serve Chianti at slightly below room temperature – between 60-65°F.

     

  • 2019 Official Destination National Manufacturing Day

    POSI LOCK

    OFFICIAL DESTINATION

     NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY | October 4, 2019

    Location:  Cooperstown, North Dakota

    Website:  www.Posilock.com

    Facebook :  facebook.com/posilockpuller

     

    PosiLockIn 1974, founder of Posi Lock Dean Somerville, realized a need for a self-aligning, universal puller that would remove gears and bearing safely and quickly. With his innovative spirit and mechanical background, Dean developed a new puller with a specialized safety cage. In 1978, Dean patented his design and named it the Posi Lock Puller.
    Since then, Posi Lock Puller Inc. has established itself as the undisputed global leader in the industry for heavy weight pullers with an extensive inventory of hydraulic and manual models. In addition, we are the only puller on the market that locks on a failed bearing race. Our hydraulic line offers a pulling capacity from 5-200 tons while the manual pullers range from 1-40 tons of capacity. Contributing to our company’s 40+ years of success is our pullers award winning design: the safety cage allows for fast and safe set up by preventing slippage of the jaws, rolled bolt threads for maximum torque with minimal effort and forged tapered jaws to reach tight spots. These attributes make our pullers a one-man, safe and efficient operating tool. 2019 Proclamation - Posilock - Official Destination - National Manufacturing Day
    Through the years, we have developed a range of specialized pullers catering to a variety of industries: Our transmission pullers were designed specifically for auto repair shops and offer specialized jaws to effectively grasp transmission bearings quickly. The Posi Lock hub pullers include specialized collars to fit a variety automotive and industrial fans and have become invaluable to the HVAC industry. In addition to pullers, we offer hydraulic bench vises, alignment tools and more. We are proud to hold an ISO 9002 certification and several patents. We are an innovative, family owned business located in Cooperstown North Dakota and strives to provide excellent, personalized service to distributors across the globe.

     

    About National Day Calendar

    National Day Calendar® is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months. In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.

    There’s a celebration for everyone. While National Road Trip Day satisfies the itch to wander, many pet days let us share our love of animals. National 3-D Day and National Astronaut Day honor the advancement of technology, too. Every food day you can imagine (National Avocado Day, for example), will keep you celebrating, also!

    Be sure to stay in the know by signing up for our e-mail updates. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

    Our Ambassador Program is another way #CelebrateEveryDay®! Whether you become an ambassador or follow one of the savvy ambassadors, their fun videos and posts will keep you prepared for every holiday.

  • NEW DAY PROCLAMATION | NATIONAL CURVES DAY – Second Wednesday in October

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    NATIONAL CURVES DAY

    National Curves Day is celebrated on the second Wednesday of October. Its launch in 2015 was celebrated as year 1 as the groundwork commenced over 100 weeks prior via social media platforms. This was in efforts to stop body shaming while encouraging women to embrace all things plus positive. As the movement grew so did the urge and desire to empower men who faced challenges battling society’s norms to do the same. In 2017, it became COED (/inclusive) and the organization’s mission of Embrace.Encourage.Empower. attained equal purpose.

    Initially centered around fashion, to-date it encompasses so much more. Catch the skinny, since education is power, here’s the key! National Curves Day is in the community 365 days through collaborations and its global ambassadors promoting, participating in, and hosting all things plus: from fun sip and shops, empowerment panels, to health and wellness tips and classes. The annual celebration is always kicked off with a meet and greet housing the everyday curvy bombshell and dapper bomber to industry influencers from diverse backgrounds of employment and stature. The events are always confidence and self-love driven with an art twist.

    The pinnacle of these events is the Annual Honors & Fashion Gala, officially registered as #TheMetofPlus. The Honors and Fashion Gala is to highlight fashion, diversity, confidence and to thank industry innovators and powerhouses for their contribution to diversity. Attendance is highly encouraged as the experience can’t be re-lived through recap alone and this year in particular history is being made.

    Expect a fashion, beauty, wellness, fitness, networking, and branding experience, it’s something for everyone! Guest include top designers, celebrity models, bloggers, editors, media insiders, and +influencers from across the globe.

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    4 Ways to Join the National Curves Day, Inc. Celebration:

    Be the change you want to see. A great portion of the annual Gala’s proceeds will fund the organization’s mentoring programs and/or a charity of choice.

    Confidence is Key, Knowledge is Power, and Support is Everything! Join National Curves Day, Inc. in advocating for self-love, inclusion, and diversity through Embrace. Encourage. Empower. Find out more at National Curves Day, Inc. via www.NationalCurvesDay.com and use #NationalCurvesDay to share on social media.

    HISTORY

    Zak (KSecret Dunbar-Bell), Creative Director and CEO of Jon Marc Collection created National Curves Day in 2015 to encourage women (and now men also) to love who they are right where they are! Just shy of two years ago, National Curves Day, became Incorporated as a global non-profit (COED) social organization that embodies inner peace, confidence, love for self and others through the foundation it was built on, “Embrace. Encourage. Empower.” for the curvy and plus community.

    In 2018, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Curves Day to be observed annually on the second Wednesday in October.

    For more information email Press@NationalCurvesDay.com or 301.404.9436

    DATES:
    October 10, 2018
    October 9, 2019
    October 14, 2020
    October 13, 2021
    October 12, 2022
    October 11, 2023
    October 9, 2024
    October 8, 2025
    October 7, 2026
    October 13, 2027
    October 11, 2028

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  • GLOBAL LOVE DAY – May 1

    GLOBAL LOVE DAY

    They say that love is the universal force that binds us all. With such a powerful impact, it’s only right to dedicate an entire day to all the positivity that love brings. Global Love Day is just that occasion.

    This annual celebration is carried out on May 1st, to remind humanity that anything can be achieved when we attune our minds to the frequency of unconditional love.

    Unconditional love can be described as showing love without boundaries. No matter how others may transgress us, unconditional love approaches every situation with forgiveness and understanding.

    Love is a force so powerful that it inspires the spirit of healing and transformation. By attuning to this frequency, we can turn the tides of anything in the world that is less than love.

    The overall message of Global Love Day is simple. The Love Foundation crafted a flyer in over 19 language that reads:

    We are one humanity on this planet.
    All life is interconnected and interdependent.
    All share in the Universal bond of love.
    Love begins with self-acceptance and forgiveness.
    With tolerance and compassion, we embrace diversity.
    Together we can make a difference through love.
    BE PART OF IT. SPREAD THE WORD.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #GlobalLoveDay

    Global Love Day is all about the spreading of love. This can be done in a multitude of ways! It could be as simple as a hug or going the extra mile and filling a need; nothing says “I love you” more than telling someone directly that you love them.

    Try these ideas to join in Global Love Day:

    • Write a poem
    • Volunteer
    • Create a piece of art
    • Donate to your favorite charity
    • Play music
    • Teach a child to plant a garden

    Use #GlobalLoveDay to share on social media.

    GLOBAL LOVE DAY HISTORY

    The Love Foundation initially proposed Global Love Day on behalf of its founder Harold Becker in 2004. Their very first theme was ‘Love Begins With Me.’ Since then, The Love Foundation has used Global Love Day as a platform to promote their non-profit works, with the mission of building a sound foundation and understanding of love in all individuals.

    Over the past fifteen years, The Love Foundation has grown into a global family of individuals who have made the spreading of love their responsibility. Today, there are currently over 300 honorary love ambassadors spanning across 41 countries. Their daily and monthly inspirational messages have continued to promote the practice of unconditional love to the masses.

     

     

  • NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY – May 30

     

    National Mint Julep Day | May 30
    National Mint Julep Day | May 30

    NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY | MAY 30

    National Mint Julep Day on May 30th each year sets up a refreshing toast to summer. Each year, people around the country gather for a glass of mint julep! This refreshing southern classic is a traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby.

    #MintJulepDay

    A classic mint julep is made with a mint leaf, bourbon, sugar, and water. In the Southern states, where mint julep is more associated with the cuisine, spearmint is the mint of choice. Preparation of the drink may vary from one bartender to another.

    • Some believe the mint julep originated in the southern United States sometime during the 18th century.
    • The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine.
    • During the 19th century, Americans also enjoyed a gin-based julep.
    • Each year, Churchill Downs serves almost 120,000 mint juleps over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.
    • May 2008 – Churchill Downs unveiled the world’s largest mint julep glass (6-foot  tall).

    HOW TO OBSERVE Mint Julep Day

    Enjoy a mint julep on this nice spring day! Try out a delicious Mint Julep recipe provided by National Day Calendar Ambassadors the Erratic Divas. Use #MintJulepDay to post on social media.

    NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY HISTORY

    National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this holiday beverage. While we do, take a sip of these other summertime beverage celebrations:

  • NATIONAL GRAPE POPSICLE DAY |May 27

    NATIONAL GRAPE POPSICLE DAY

    Since summer is just around the corner, May 27th calls for warm weather, sunshine, and National Grape Popsicle Day.

    #GrapePopsicleDay

    In San Francisco, California, in 1905, 11-yr-old Frank Epperson was outside on his porch, mixing water with a white powdered flavoring to make soda.  Upon going inside, he left it there on the porch with the stirring stick still in it.  That night the temperature reached a record low and the following morning, Frank discovered the drink had frozen to the stick.

    Years later, in 1922, Epperson introduced his treat at a fireman’s ball where it was a huge success. Then in 1923, he made and sold his frozen treat-on-a-stick at an amusement park in Alameda, California.  Epperson applied for a patent in 1924 for his frozen confectionery, which he called “Epsicle” ice pop.  He then renamed it “Popsicle“.

    Popsicles are one of summertime’s favorite treats for kids of all ages. National Grape Popsicle Day honors one of the most popular flavors!

    HOW TO OBSERVE Grape Popsicle Day

    Make some homemade grape popsicles or pick up your favorite frozen grape treat. We even have a grape…great One Ingredient Grape Popsicle Recipe from our National Day Calendar Ambassadors, the Erratic Divas. One way to enjoy your popsicle without the mess is by adding it to a clear soda. Pour the soda into a glass and then just add your popsicle to your soda. Not only does it keep your drink cool, but it also adds a bright color to your beverage. As the popsicle begins to melt, break it up like a slushy. What other ways do you enjoy your popsicles?

    Use #GrapePopsicleDay to post on social media.

    NATIONAL GRAPE POPSICLE DAY HISTORY

    National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this summer holiday celebration. While we celebrate, check out these other sweet and chilly holidays:

    Still looking for more? Find 7 Summertime Treats to Celebrate Every Day!